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How to reflect gazebo environment in Rviz

asked 2020-02-14 17:24:49 -0500

rkman gravatar image

Hello Everyone,

I am trying to do path planning for different manipulators and I saw somewhere on the internet that we could interface Gazebo and Rviz environments. I thought it would be interesting if I add obstacles in the gazebo and the changes would reflect in Rviz and the planned path would vary accordingly. I would really appreciate any help on how to achieve this.

Thank you, everyone, in advance.

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answered 2020-02-21 16:01:13 -0500

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Rviz is just used to visualize existing ROS topics it is NOT a physics engine.

Based on your description, it should be as simple as just spawning objects into gazebo, and they should show up in Rviz if you have a sensor that can see them (i.e. LiDAR). As for varying the planned path, you need to have a ROS node that does trajectory planning, and it should automatically handle it. (See MoveBase)

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Thank you very much. That was very helpful.

rkman gravatar image rkman  ( 2020-02-24 15:03:08 -0500 )edit

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